Coit Tower has its history, and it's definitely got its views -- and some of the best of each is inside the tower itself. The murals, commissioned during the beginning of the New Deal in the 1930s as a way to get artists back to work were painted by some masters in modern art history. After Diego Rivera's Man at the Crossroads was defaced at Rockefeller Center for including leftist ideas, these same artists picketed Coit Tower. Ultimately, their work in the tower included similar ideas, but are right at home in modern-day San Francisco. These murals offer an ideal complement to our city's monument to Lillie Hitchcock Coit -- a radical in her own right. Tours are offered Wednesdays and most Saturdays.More
When the ancient Polynesians invented surfing, they often used a paddle to help them navigate. Fast-forward a few millennia, and Stand-Up Paddleboarding, or SUP, finds itself trendy again. Part of its increasing popularity is that standing upright allows surfers to spot waves more easily and thus catch more of them, multiplying the fun factor. Paddling back to the wave becomes less of a strain as well. The ability to cruise along on flat inland water, surveying the sights, is another advantage. Finally, its a good core workout. If youre sold on the idea, schedule an intro SUP lesson, free with board and paddle rental, and you may find yourself riding the waves like a Polynesian king.More
“ON THE EDGE 6” Erotic Photography and Sculpture Exhibition will feature over 500 erotic photographs and sculptures from fine art nude to extreme erotica. This annual exhibition will be held again at SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco February 12-14, 2016. The exhibition will also have a store for unframed photos and books, and erotic entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings. Hours: Friday 5-10pm, Saturday 3-10pm and Sunday 12-5pm. Admission: $15 - Free on Sunday. Must be 18+. A great Valentine’s Day Weekend EventMore
Let’s be sole mates! Visit ShoeShop Haight Street as we celebrate our San Francisco debut with a 20% off storewide sale. ShoeShop Haight Street is a unique and independent shoe store at 1740 Haight Street in San Francisco. Check out our amazing selection from Dansko, Pikolinos, Ugg, Fly London, Born, Blundstone, Dromedaris and more. Bring it all together with a purse, scarf, pair of statement socks, or a gift card for someone special. We’re excited to join the Upper Haight neighborhood to offer our quality lifestyle, comfort and fashion footwear for women and men!More
Lightning in a Bottle, California’s premiere boutique music and arts festival is a world-renowned innovator in transformational festival culture blending music, art, wellness and sustainability. Do LaB’s Lightning in a Bottle 2016 takes place Memorial Day Weekend May 25 - May 30 at the Lake San Antonio recreation area in central California. Watch the Official Lightning in a Bottle 2015 Video, and get inspired for LIB 2016.More
Save 15-50% on Aubergine, a bittersweet and moving meditation on family, forgiveness, and the things that nourish us. When language fails, when the past fades, the perfect meal transcends time and culture and says more than words ever can. As a follower of SF Weekly, you can save 15% (50% if you’re under 30!) on all performances from Feb 10-11 and Feb 13-14. Just use the code SFWEEKLY online (or click here) and save!More
"Arroyo" means "stream" in Spanish, and the mural on El Arroyo Laundry's outside wall, by Ernesto Paul, depicts a mountainous stream in Latin America where women are washing clothing amid reeds, rocks, and waters that are the epitome of idyllic.
facifiers and the gut-bombers ― and already the subject of a 2005 SF Weekly review. This week, we walked by Goza-Goza taco truck at Townsend and Fifth Street, and the smell of roast pork pulsing from the window caused us to do a double take. Goza-Goza does most of the taco-truck staples, but the guy who runs it is Cuban, so he's added guayabaya licuados and Cuban sandwiches. It's a workingman's Cubano, served on a soft bun, warmed but not pressed, and glued together with melted cheese. In fact, we'd swear it was the best Quizno's sandwich we'd ever tasted, except for that pork ― slow roasted, moist, and porkier than anything a chain would dare serve.
Goza-Goza Taco Truck Parked weekdays,10 a.m.-4 p.m., on Townsend and Fifth St., 574-6608.